What to Put in Your Wedding Welcome Bag

Treat your guests right by slipping these essentials into their welcome bags.

wedding welcome bag
Photo: Twah Dougherty via Emily Coyne Events

Individually packaged snacks and treats. "If you're looking for a way to easily dress-up your welcome bags, Safe + Fair’s vanilla Wedding Cake Drizzled Popcorn with crystal 'something blue' sprinkles are sure to be a hit with guests. An added bonus, the individual packages are already perfectly on-theme, so you don't have to worry about putting in extra work prepping and labeling snacks!" —The Safe + Fair Food Company

Personalized hats for wedding and a gift from local shop. "Hats personalized to your wedding are really fun to include in your welcome bags. Your guests will wear them throughout your wedding weekend and it's a great way for everyone to spark conversation." —Carrie Negri, Emily Coyne Events

Mini emergency kits. "Provide handy kits with essentials like stain removers, band-aids, mints, and refreshing facial wipes." —Anastasia Shevchenko, Sheff Production Photography & Videography

A welcome gift from a local bakery. "Who doesn't want a delicious, locally sourced pastry or cookie?" —Negri

Customized maps. "Create maps highlighting key locations for your guests' convenience." —Shevchenko

Personalized keychains. "Gift your guests with keychains featuring your names and the wedding date as a keepsake of your special day." —Shevchenko

Items that are a nod to the weekend itself. "A few ideas: are we sending guests on a golfing trip? Snacks + sunscreen. Wine tasting? Blanket for windy wineries, hydration supplement, and a hangover painkiller of choice. Hiking? Hair ties, refillable water bottles, and new socks! Get creative, but most importantly, get thoughtful Many people travel to weddings and ride share to their final destination, meaning heading out to grab one of these small items can be a $20+ trip, just in the transportation alone. Your guests will feel so taken care of when they see how much you're looking out for them." —Ashley Lachney, Owner, Alston Mayger Events